On Wednesday, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush told the media that he’s advised presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney that he thinks Senator Marco Rubio would be Romney’s best pick for Vice-President. Bush, a long-time supporter of Rubio’s political career, made his pitch to Romney in a recent conversation with the former Massachusetts governor.
Romney has said he is considering Rubio, a freshman senator who was elected just two years ago.
It’s not clear how much weight Bush’s advice will carry with Romney. With the Republican National Convention scheduled for next month in Tampa, some have noted with surprise that the former Florida governor and Presidential son/sibling hasn’t been offer a speaking role on the big stage.
“I haven’t even given it any thought to be honest with you. I’m not expecting to speak,” Bush told The Miami Herald, noting he did not speak at the GOP conventions when his brother, George W. Bush, was president or at all when he was governor.
“I was a bigger dog back then,” he joked.